Estate agents Lisney are hosting an auction in aid of ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, in Farrier & Draper on South William Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 27th April at 6.30pm.
The auction, which is part of a new charity partnership between Lisney and ALONE, is free to all members of the public but guest list places must be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items for auction on the night include a signed Dublin GAA Football jersey, VIP tickets to Taste of Dublin, Weekend Longitude tickets, an iPad and tickets to the Ireland vs South Africa November Series Rugby game on 12th November.
As part of the ALONE partnership Lisney staff will be holding further fundraising events in aid of ALONE throughout the year including a Tidy Up of ALONE Housing on 21st July and the assembling and distribution of 500 hampers at Christmas. The company will also support employees in becoming ALONE befriending volunteers.
Commenting on the new partnership with Lisney, Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said, “I would like to thank Lisney for choosing ALONE as their charity partner this year. The auction is an exciting event to launch their new partnership and the funds raised will make a huge difference to ALONE and the work that we do.”
Ross Shorten, Director at Lisney, added, ““We are really pleased to announce ALONE as our charity partner. Lisney has over 100 staff and we aim to be a true partner to ALONE this year by volunteering our time and our professional skills including offering ALONE strategic advice on their supportive housing portfolio. ALONE will also be the sole beneficiary of all our fundraising efforts in 2017.”
2017 marks 40 years since ALONE was founded by Willie Bermingham. Since then the charity has supported thousands of older people to age at home. ALONE works with those who have issues with loneliness and social isolation, lack of services, poor health, poverty, homelessness or housing. ALONE provides Support Coordination, Housing with Support, Befriending and Campaigning services to hundreds of older people nationwide every week. ALONE’s services are quality approved and are delivered 365 days a year.